Job Seekers!Announce your availability and submit your resume to hundreds of Employers that visit this site. Employers can contact you directly as soon as a suitable position becomes available. Post your Resume to Fontbonne University Career Opportunities!
Go back to the Job List
Various JobsPosted by: Northwestern University
Posted date: 2014-Jan-28
Two-Generation Research Coordinator & Grants Manager
The Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University (IPR) invites applications for a full-time Research Coordinator & Grants Manager beginning in winter 2014. The Institute for Policy Research is an interdisciplinary research consortium aimed at stimulating and supporting excellent social science research on significant public policy issues and to disseminating these findings widely.
The Research Coordinator & Grants Manager will have the opportunity to join the lab of Dr. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Associate Provost for Faculty. This lab is at the forefront of developing the theory, programmatic design and implementation, and research behind two-generation initiatives for low-income families. Two-generation programs open the cycle of opportunity for families by simultaneously promoting human capital among parents and children. The Research Coordinator/Grants Manager will actively contribute to multiple research projects investigating on-the-ground two-generation initiatives at the local, national, and international level.
Responsibilities: The Research Coordinator & Grants Manager will be responsible for: (1) grants management; (2) budget; (3) research support; and (4) administrative and lab support. Grants management will involve overseeing the flow of grant requirements and reports, managing a schedule of grant commitments and requirements, report writing, and coordinating with funders. Budgeting will require managing budgets across several awards, totaling over $5 million targeted toward two-generation initiatives. This will include budget tracking, analysis, and projections. Research support will involve reviewing literature and developing bibliographies, managing the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process, and coordinating with off-site data collectors. Finally, administrative and lab support will include supervising undergraduate research assistants, scheduling meetings and site visits, and coordinating with research and program partners.
With proven performance, the Research Coordinator & Grants Manager will have the opportunity to grow within the position and within the lab. This position involves collaboration and partnership with multiple team members, including the Associate Provost and SESP professor, Senior Research Scientist a Post-Doctoral Fellow, and graduate students.
Qualifications: A successful candidate must have: (1) a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Policy, Human Development, Psychology, or a related field; (2) strong writing and analytic skills; (3) an aptitude and interest in budget and grants administration; and (4) an interest in conducting research on improving the well-being of children and families.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and the names of three references to Dr. Teresa Eckrich Sommer (t-sommernorthwestern.edu) and Dr. Terri Sabol (terri.sabolnorthwestern.edu). Individuals from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Dr. Chase-Lansdale’s work, please visit http://www.ipr.northwestern.edu/faculty-experts/fellows/chase-lansdale.html